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Ambacht in Beeld Festival 21 & 22 September 2024
NDSM Loods, Amsterdam-Noord

| Forge your own seahorse

Smederij Cornelis Pronk - Saturday 23 september & Sunday 24 september
2 hours
€ 40
Minimum age:
16 years
Saturday 23 september
Sunday 24 september

Please note: Participation at your own risk. Avoid wearing flammable clothing.


Witness the fascinating transformation of solid metal into an elegant seahorse, guided by heat and skilled craftsmanship.


After a brief introduction by our blacksmith, you’ll have the opportunity to shape a provided metal strip into your very own seahorse. Using a hammer and anvil, and under the guidance of our experienced blacksmith, you’ll learn the techniques involved while creating your unique piece.


Cees Pronk, a former professional in the metal industry, discovered a gap in blacksmithing training courses in the Netherlands back in 1999/2000. Unable to find a suitable program, he decided to develop his own. With approval from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, he established the Opleiding Smeden in Andelst and Mondra Opleidingen. Alongside the Opleiding Smeden, workshops and masterclasses are offered for people of all ages and backgrounds, including artists and primary school students. These sessions take place at Forge Cornelis Pronk, a hub for learning about forging techniques.

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